Santa Claus Came to Town!

It was a much better day today despite a bit of a rough morning. Nora has only puked once – but of course it was immediately after I’d just bathed her, lotioned her up and got her dressed. She was in a good mood so I left her on my bed while I speed-showered. When I got out I discovered the puke-tastrophe. It was all in the back of her hair, in her ears, all over her clothes, her robe, her blanket, and it leaked through to the comforter. Back to the baffs! Then the laundry commenced.

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Fortunately this did not set the tone for the rest of the day. Nora took a nice long nap and I was actually able to get some things done!

We had a very, very special visitor this evening! We were in the living room when suddenly the doorbell rang. We all looked at each other wondering who it could be while Gavin ran to go see for himself. I knew right away when I head the sleigh bells and the “Ho Ho Ho!” that this was no ordinary visitor! We thought for a second that it was our good friend Brian W. coming to trick us again! Nope. Not this time! This was the real deal! Santa Claus, himself came to visit us! He had heard all about Nora and had to see for himself what a sweet little miracle she is! He also knew that we couldn’t make it out to see him, so he came to us! I was so worried we wouldn’t be able to get a picture with him this year, but we did!!

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It was a very, very exciting night to say the least!! Thank you sooooooo much, Santa for thinking about us and for making a special trip out to see us! You are awesome!!

Beside our visit from Santa this evening, Gavin and Greta (and now Nora’s) elf Raphael paid a visit to the house while the big kids were at school! I was downstairs with Nora when I heard the vacuum cleaner turn on upstairs. I put Nora in her bouncy seat and ran upstairs to see what in the world was going on!!?? I didn’t see anything except two really, really clean bedrooms and a sparkling clean bathroom! I knew right away that it was that crazy little elf when I saw Gavin and Greta’s miniature Christmas trees set up in their rooms! Raphael sure works FAST and efficient! I was just upstairs 5 minutes prior and everything was a big fat mess! I think I need some cleaning tips from this elf!!

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“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT)

6 thoughts on “Santa Claus Came to Town!

  1. Oh that is wonderful! They should give Groupons for “germ free” Santa. Hmmm…maybe another blundering business idea for me… Anyway, Merriest of Christmas’ to you and your sweet family! I adore all of Nora’s wide eyed smiles (and your other kiddos aren’t too bad either)
    Much Love,
    Anna

  2. WOW, WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!! SANTA AND THE ELF BOTH ON THE SAME DAY. YOUR KIDS MUST HAVE BEEN EXTRA GOOD THIS YEAR. LOVE THE PICTURES. THE FAMILY PICTURE WITH SANTA IS EXTRA SPECIAL. I NEED THAT ELF TO VISIT ME!!!! LOVE THE TREES HE SET UP IN THE KIDS ROOM. THE PINK ONE IN GRETA’S ROOM MAKES HER WHOLE ROOM HAVE A REAL PRETTY GLOW. THE WHITE TREE IN GAVIN’S ROOM IS REALLY PRETTY, GIVES THE ROOM A NICE WARM FEEL JUST LOOKING AT THE PICTURE. THAT SANTA AND ELF ARE REALLY AWESOME. GLAD ALL THE FAMILY HAD A REALLY GOOD DAY AND EVENING. NOW FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR ALL OF YOU GUYS, AND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY TOMORROW. LOVE TO YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  3. Definitely, this is the post of the year !!!.
    Amazing Christmas decor ( including the TREE-mendous and its countless ornaments ; poor Aleisa going up and down the ladder to hung them 😉 )
    And the best thing: 3 socks on the fireplace!
    3 !!! cause Nornor is about to celebrate her first Christmas.
    Definitely it’s a Christmas miracle !!.
    Love the pics, as always.
    Will be praying for Sharon.
    Muuuaahh 🙂

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